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islaguam96915

Teacher

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3 Messages

Wed, Nov 30, 2016 3:17 PM

I don't see locals NBC, ABC or FOX is anyone else having this problem?

I am not getting local chanels I am suppose to be getting NYC area local channels

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bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.6K Messages

2 years ago

Do you receive the channel on your mobile device? What device are you using that it is missing?

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Employee

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289 Messages

2 years ago

Please keep in mind the original post and solution is from 2016 and does not exactly apply to DIRECTV NOW any longer. Local channels regardless of affiliate can be accessed in locations while traveling based on billing zip code and physical location. Each individual network must be available in your home zip to receive them in a visiting zip.  More info can be found in this DIRECTV NOW eSupport article.

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Tutor

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9 Messages

2 years ago

If that is so, then, at home, why am I getting two different markets -
changing between the two on a weekly, sometimes daily basis?

I was told by DirecTVNow reps a few months ago - that it was due to my
non-static IP address for my router, not the zip code. And, after getting a
static ip address - I was getting stations from Washington DC - 100 miles
away???

I thus opted to not keep the static IP and go back to my old setup with the
alternating markets.


Tutor

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2 Messages

2 years ago

I talked with my internet provider and they and they assured me the IP address has nothing to do with what content directv now streams. Somewhere in the DTVN server my location info was changed, somehow settings were changed on DTVN’s end. 

 

You were able to talk to an actual person for DTVN? All I’ve been able to “talk” to are the chat bots. 

Tutor

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9 Messages

2 years ago

Hi - I talked to them a number of times - and two of them knew of the
problem with IP addresses - and it fits what is happening when I go to
"whatsmyipaddress.com". Some of them were clueless.

Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

I received CBS on both my Apple TV and mobile devices and via a browser. Now I can't get it on any device. I'm told it's b/c they are no longer considered to be local content in my zip code.

Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

And my point is that the zip codes I am in should be considered local to Indianapolis for WTTV 4 CBS.

Tutor

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4 Messages

2 years ago

Same here. I haven't been able to get a live body on the phone.
bcbsncjlj

ACE - Expert

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19.6K Messages

2 years ago

You want. There is no phone support. Use the chat for service.

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Employee

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289 Messages

2 years ago

The local channel discussion has been had here 100 times over. You can search the Community Forum and may find some answers to your questions. Or maybe you will find more questions that need answers. Try doing a search, focus on discussions after May 31. You can filter by replies or date. This thread should be archived..

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Contributor

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1 Message

2 years ago

I had the same problem. I talked to Direct Now with no results. I solved the issue by going to Direct now app on my phone, recording a show on a local channel. I then went to the app on my Firestick and watched the recording I just made. I then went back to the guide and the channels were there! Good luck!

Contributor

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3 Messages

a year ago

found that local news and morning shows are not available.  “the owner of this program doesn’t allow it to be streamed at this location”  reston va max subscriber

beww357

ACE - Master

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4.6K Messages

a year ago

Let me guess, Kelly and Ryan?

That's a syndicated show, since 1988 anyway, and though it may run on a local network affiliate it's not network programming, and DTVN's agreements with local affiliates don't cover syndicated programming.

Unfortunately I know of no solution other than an antenna.

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Contributor

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3 Messages

a year ago

no. all 3 early morning shows on the local networks and good morning
america. we normally see them, but i do think this problem has occurred
before today.
beww357

ACE - Master

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4.6K Messages

a year ago

GMA is certainly network programming. 🙂

Have you reported the issue to chat support? I couldn't hurt to also contact the stations involved, stations usually do not like it if someone wants to watch them and can't.

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